“The Poverty of Art Criticism”. Public Lecture – all are welcome.
Clint Burnham received his Ph.D. from York University in 1994. His book The Jamesonian Unconscious: The Aesthetics of Marxist Theory, was published by Duke University Press in 1995, the year he moved to Vancouver, where he has lived since. Burnham taught at U.B.C. from 1996 to 2002, in the English Department, the Department of Visual Art, Art History, and Theory, the Foundations program, and for three years running the Humanities 101 outreach program. He has also taught at Capilano College and Emily Carr Institute. His other books include a critical study of the poet Steve McCaffery, the books of poetry Be Labour Reading (ECW, 1997), Buddyland (Coach House, 2000), and Rental Van (Anvil Press, 2007), the short story collection Airborne Photo (Anvil, 1999), and the novel Smoke Show (Arsenal Pulp), which was shortlisted for a B.C. Book Prize for 2005. His critical writing, usually on contemporary art, has appeared in C Magazine, FUSE, fillip, The Vancouver Sun, Essays in Canadian Writing, Flash Art, the online venues doppelganger and akimbo.biz, and in the forthcoming collection edited by Melanie O’Brian, Vancouver Art and Economies (Arsenal Pulp).